Friday, February 27, 2009

CFWT Closing

Yesterday we received the news that the Colorado Festival of World Theater is disbanding. Despite their efforts to narrow their programming, contract their budget, and expand their community relationships, the board made a decision to terminate the festival.

This morning's article in the Gazette.

The Festival brought theater legends to our region for five years, including Peter Shaffer, Stephen Sondheim and many others. My friends and I still have rigorous debates about the Truth In Translation show, the ambitious musical performance about the translator who worked for South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commissions.

Congratulations to the CFWT for five glorious seasons. And a big warm thanks to the staff-- Tim, Bobbie, Patty, Suzy--you made it all happen.

We're very sorry to see a big player in our arts community disband because of the economy.

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